October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lights, camera, action

Crews were filming Friday on a private property on East Shore Road. “Seeds” is a psychological thriller about an eccentric billionaire. Resident Owen Long helped write the screenplay. More...

Editorial

Send your news to the Jamestown Press

A reader recently commented to me that one of her children had graduated from an out-of-state college and there was no school announcement in the Jamestown Press.  I asked if the reader had sent an announcement to the paper and she replied, &ldq More...

Letters to the Editor

Shooting is safe

I am a recreational shooter and hunter on this island, and have for the past six years. During all this time on numerous areas of land in Jamestown, I have never had bullets whizzing by my head.  More...

About Town

Meet candidates at library Wednesday

Residents will have a chance to meet the candidates at a forum on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the library. The Jamestown Shores Association is sponsoring the event. Candidates for R.I. More...

Teens may register to become babysitters

A Red Cross training session for teens who want to become babysitters will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the rec center. Students will learn pediatric first aid and become CPR certified. More...

Pick a pumpkin at town farm Saturday

A pumpkin fest with hayrides will take place at the Jamestown Community Farm on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. There are hundreds of pumpkins in the fields for children and their parents to choose from. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6 responded to 380 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 215 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 145 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town HallWednesday, Oct. 157:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Oct. 16 More...

Town may purchase PAC Club

The town is exploring an opportunity to buy the Portuguese American Citizens Club, Town Administrator Andy Nota said at Monday’s council meeting.  A public workshop to discuss the pros and cons is set for Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.  More...

Marine vet looks to unseat two-term incumbent in U.S. House

Democratic incumbent David Cicilline is seeking a third term representing Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House, and the former Providence mayor will face his youngest challenger yet.  More...

News

Money allocated to reward deer hunters

The Town Council on Monday approved $30,000 for initiatives to combat Lyme disease, allocating $15,000 for the University of Rhode Island to launch an education campaign and $15,000 for costs related to killing the deer.  More...

On-board reporter anxious for Volvo Ocean Race to begin

The first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is just two days away, and Corinna Halloran is anxiously waiting for the globe-spanning regatta to begin.  More...

Jamestown Classic bicycle race takes place on Monday

The Rotary Club’s Jamestown Classic bicycle race will take place on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13. Riders can register at the recreation center on the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m.  More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3.  Thursday, Oct. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 9

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society.   100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, Oct. 9, 1914  More...

Obituaries

David W. McCarthy

David W. Mc-  Carthy, 55, of  Salem, Mass., passed away Oct. 5, 2014. Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of William R. McCarthy of Jamestown and the late Dorothy L. (Kilgallen) McCarthy.  More...